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Cardboard Bicycle

Revolutionary.

Read more about it HERE

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Flash Flood

My hometown is being hit by some wicked rain these past few days. I’m not exactly sure who shot this, but this video is from this morning!

Well, the sun peaked for about 2 hours, so I hopped in my roommates truck and went to take some pics of the aftermath. These next few are of the street you just saw in the video.





Then I drove around a little more and found some other streets that felt the rain’s wrath.




And as I’m typing this, the rain has started falling again. Wherever you are, be careful out there!

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Wall Of Sand

This is crazy. Looks like it’s computer generated.

via Neatorama

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It Ain’t My Fault

Incredible on so many levels.

Via iartu

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Life Box Giveaway


The Life Box was created by Paul Stamets. Within these packing boxes are made from recycled paper and printed on with soy-based inks. The boxes contain a wide variety of about 100 tree seeds that have mycorrhizal fungal spores. The reason for this is because, “The mycorrhizal fungi protect and nurture the young seedlings.” Life Box is appropriate for planting in the continental U.S. and Canada, and contains native species to regions within this area.¬†How nicely could this earth flourish if all your packages came in one of these boxes!


When planting the Life Box, they do recommend reading their instructions on the website. According to estimates by Life Box, “We estimate that 1 tree in 100 will survive to 30 years. On average, a 30-year-old tree can sequester 1 ton of carbon.”

I contacted the company and through their generosity, they will be giving two of you a Life Box! All you have to do is visit their site (click here) and leave a comment on this post as to where you would plant the Life Box. Please pass the word! Good luck! The contest is now over.

Contest will end September 7, 2010 at 11:59PM PST. Winners will be picked at random. Rules are subject to change without any prior notice.

Pictures by Paul Stamets.

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